THURSDAY, OCT. 17
6 -9 p.m. Marty Steele plays his combination of timeless standards, soft rock and smooth jazz on the piano at Extraordinary Organics on Skinner St.
8 p.m. Check out 'Muse', the debut production from new theatre company In Other Words Theatre. Tickets $15 student, $20 adult, at the door, at Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd. Runs Friday and Saturday as well.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Moonshine Mollys play a Thanksgiving showcase at the Cedar Farmer's Market, in the Crow and Gate pub field on Yellow Point Road.
10 -11:30 a.m. Jay Ruzesky speaks about his ancestor Roald Amundsen's 1911 trip to the South Pole, as well as his own trip to Antarctica 100 years later. In the Vancouver Island University theatre, 900 Fifth St.
1 -6 p.m. Vancouver Island University invites the community to a Nanaimo campus open house with hands-on activities, Discover Trades, free public lectures and more. www.viu.ca/openhouse 8:30 p.m. The Matinee, a country rock band from Vancouver, play The Queen's. Tickets are $6 in advance,
at the venue, or $8 at the door.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale, household, baby, Christmas at the Legion 257, 7225 Lantzville Rd. Donations accepted. For more information call 250-390-2938.
11 a.m. -3 p.m. Autism Expo to support diversity and those affected by autism. At Beban Park Auditorium. Call 250-716-6110 for more info.
Noon The Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society's meeting at the Harewood Activity Centre 2nd floor, 195 Fourth St. There will be sales and a program, and all guests are welcome.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Various times Acting workshop with industry pro Adrian Hough at Kismet, for ages 9-15 and 16-adult. Call 250-716-8863 for details.
7:30 to 10 p.m. Elvis Elite! Elvis tribute artist featuring Steve Elliott, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10. Tickets $20.
7:30 p.m. John McDermott's 'Looking Back. .. 20th Anniversary Tour' rolls into the Port Theatre. For more information go to www.porttheatre.com or 250-754-8550.
8 - 10 p.m. Comedy Feastro at the Corner Bistro. The Corner Bistro is proud to host a new open mic comedy night featuring live comics, musicians, magicians and those who think they are funny. #1-75 Front St.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
7:30 p.m. Lee Harvey Osmond with Sit Down Servant, featuring Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Junkhouse, and Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar. At Nanaimo Entertainment Centre, 46 Nicol St.
7:30 p.m. Great Big Sea play the Port Theatre, 125 Front St.
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